How to not get lost at an exhibition hall that features more than 1,000 exhibitors, 300 conference sessions, and 400 expert speakers who are eager to tell you their proven real-world solutions? The answer is obvious--Plan ahead.
Design News gives you a quick roundup of what to expect and what not to miss at the 2005 National Manufacturing Week, to be kicked off on March 7 at the Chicago McCormick Place. Don’t forget to also check out www.manufacturingweek.com, where you can use the Conference Search Engine to look for special events.
The eBay University where attendees can learn how to buy and sell industrial equipment and supplies.
Other must-see are exhibition pavilions such as the follows:
CAD/CAM, sponsored by CADwire.net
Electronics, sponsored by ECN
Materials Handling, sponsored by Plant Engineering & Facilities Management
Sensors, sponsored National Instruments
SolidWorks Partner Pavilion
Also, for the first time, Design News’ overseas editors from China and Japan will attend the four-day event, providing a face-to-face and first-hand opportunity to share their experience in the Asia market as well as their insights on how it’ll further impact U.S. manufacturers and engineers. Stay tuned for how you can pick their brain via the Internet if you cannot attend the National Manufacturing Week.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.